As part of the assessment process you will be required to take a written admissions assessment, either pre-interview, or when you come for interviews at Cambridge. You may also be asked to submit written work in advance of the interviews.
The details of precisely what is required for each subject can be found by looking at the subject information available by following the Courses link opposite.

Summary of the requirements

Written Assessments

Applicants for Medicine must enter themselves for the Biomedical Admissions Test (BMAT), which will be taken in schools/colleges on either 31 August 2019 or 30 October 2019. We do not use the UKCAT.

Applicants for the following subjects must be registered to take a pre-interview assessment at their local authorised centre (typically your school/college).  The assessments will be taken on 30 October 2019. You must be registered by 6pm on 15 October 2019.

  • Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic
  • Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering (including Chemical Engineering via Engineering)
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • History and Modern Languages
  • History and Politics
  • Human, Social and Political Sciences
  • Land Economy
  • Linguistics
  • Medicine
  • Natural Sciences (including Chemical Engineering via Natural Sciences)
  • Psychological and Behavioural Sciences
  • Veterinary Medicine

Applicants in the following subjects will be asked to take a written assessment at the time of their interviews in Cambridge.  You do not need to register for them.

  • Archaeology
  • Architecture
  • Classics
  • History and Modern Languages
  • History of Art
  • Law
  • Modern and Medieval Languages
  • Philosophy
  • Theology, Religion and Philosophy of Religion

Applicants to Asian & Middle Eastern Studies wishing to combine an AMES language with a modern European language are required to take written assessments both pre-interview (AMES) and at interview (MML assessment), if interviewed.

If you are applying for History and Modern Languages, you’ll be required to take written assessments both pre-interview (the History assessment) and at interview (the Modern Languages assessment).

Further information on all the Cambridge assessments can be found here.

Written Work

Candidates in the following subjects will be asked to submit an essay or essays or other writings in advance of the interviews: Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic, Archaeology, Classics, Education, English, History, History and Modern Languages, History and Politics, Human Social & Political Sciences, Linguistics, Modern Languages, Music, Theology, Religion and Philosophy of Religion.

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